Notability
Notability
4.2.3

4.0

Notability free download for Mac

Notability

4.2.3
26 March 2020

Note-taking and annotation made easy.

Overview

Notability is a powerful note-taker to annotate documents, sketch ideas, record lectures, take notes and more. It combines, typing, handwriting, audio recording, and photos so you can create notes that fit your needs. With iCloud support, your notes are always available on iPad, iPhone and Mac. Anytime, anywhere.

Notability is optimized for Mac:

  • Quickly create notes by dragging documents, photos, or audio recordings from the desktop and dropping onto the library.
  • Enhance notes by dragging photos, audio recordings, and PDFs from the desktop and dropping onto a note.
  • Get more done with smart keyboard shortcuts.
  • Handwriting and sketches can be scaled, transformed, free and constrained rotated, nudged (with arrow keys), and restyled.
  • Notes look the same on Mac, iPad, and iPhone.

Capture memorable notes with these essential features:

  • Type reports and outlines in a variety of fonts, sizes, colors and styles.
  • Text automatically reflows around images.
  • Handwriting has been fine-tuned to be smooth and expressive using a trackpad or mouse.
  • Sketch and write using a variety of colors, line widths, and styles.
  • Record audio during lectures and meetings to capture more detail.
  • Import audio recordings from other sources.

What's new in Notability

Version 4.2.3:
  • Added support for rotating text boxes
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes and improvements

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lorettafireworks
25 February 2020

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In principle a nice app, first of all because of the synchronisation between different devices (iOS, iPAD, MacOS), but: -PDF are not searchable, because they are converted to raster - why? -Inserting individual text boxes is a pain in the *** -there is a bug in in the current 4.2.2 for macos: PDF-export of annotated notes does not work, also it would be good to export many notes in a bulk, eg as zip file containing all pdf
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Version 4.2.2
lorettafireworks
25 February 2020
In principle a nice app, first of all because of the synchronisation between different devices (iOS, iPAD, MacOS), but: -PDF are not searchable, because they are converted to raster - why? -Inserting individual text boxes is a pain in the *** -there is a bug in in the current 4.2.2 for macos: PDF-export of annotated notes does not work, also it would be good to export many notes in a bulk, eg as zip file containing all pdf
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Version 4.2.2
Radus
18 April 2018
for a Version 2 with an "Insert Space" function I would happily pay 50$ !!
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Version 2.9.1
Radus
14 April 2018
It is going to become more usable. To bad, that there is no "insert space" Button / Command as it is in Onenote for PC. A note taking App should be better than pen and paper not only imitating it.
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Version 2.9
Diarbyrag
16 January 2018
"Notes look the same on Mac, iPad, and iPhone" Well they don't because there is no dark ui on the mac version so the notes are the same but they look different visually to the ios versions... still waiting
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Version 2.8.1
Zx81
24 March 2017
Tags?
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Version 2.4.1
RunTime
04 November 2016
Just found it, looked good, and and paid (also iOS). But 2.3.0 and 2.3.1 does crash immediately (10.9.5). No solution from dev.
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Version 2.3.1
Diarbyrag
12 October 2016
I like Notability, it works well across my iphone, ipad and Macbook, syncs ok with Dropbox, although does not seem to sync locked items. However it is great value compared to a certain other note keeping system.

My only comment is PLEASE can we have the dark UI on the Mac version to match the ios versions
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Version 2.3.0
Strider72
22 February 2016
I quite like Notability for its flexibility. In particular I use it to take notes at conferences in presentations. I can take notes and record audio at the same time. Later, I can look at a particular note I took, and the app will take me straight to the point in the audio when I wrote that note down – great for getting context for a note. Also syncs beautifully to my iPhone or iPad. (Actually, I use the iPad version at those conferences!)
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Version 2.1.0
Sigil
17 January 2016
The desktop and mobile apps are very good. The most recent update has dramatically improved the UI aesthetics. and functionality. Syncing is flawless.
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Version 2.0.1
Rotuared
21 November 2015
Warning: After the update today notability 1.7.0 crashes immediately.
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Version 1.7.0